Meet the Doctor!    With 15 years of experience in the eye care field, Dr. Jessica Young is dedicated to meeting the eye and vision care needs of each patient. She holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Young is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and was named the Pennsylvania's "Young Optometrist of the Year" in 2010.
 
Education     University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Bachelor of Science - Biology - 2002

Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Bachelor of Science - Vision Science - 2004

Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry - 2007


Certification     Licensed in Pennsylvania
- therapeutic and glaucoma certified optometrist

Certified Medical Investigator
- CMI-V, American College Of Forensic Examiners International




Honors & Awards   University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
- Magna Cum Laude
- Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

Pennsylvania Optometric Association
- Young Optometrist of the Year, 2010

Southwest Optometric Society
-
Young Optometrist of the Year, 2010 & 2011

Midcounties Optometric Association
- Young Optometrist of the Year, 2015

Professional Affiliations   American Optometric Association
Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Midcounties Optometric Association
Sight Loss Support Group of Central PA


Experiences & Publications       "Seeing Beyond Abuse" - educational article on angle recession glaucoma as a result of domestic abuse, published nationally on www.vawnet.org

"Diabetes and the Eyes" - lecture at Conemaugh Hospital Diabetic Support Group, 2006

Alzheimer's Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's - planning committee 2010 & 2011